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Catholic Boot Camp
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
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Bible Basics with Br. Casey
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Catholic Boot Camp
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Bible Basics with Br. Casey
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Discussion of Pope Francis's Encyclical
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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Catholic Boot Camp
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
The VIRTUS Protecting God's Children is the adult safe-environment program being offered by the Diocese of Arlington.

VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
The VIRTUS Protecting God's Children is the adult safe-environment program being offered by the Diocese of Arlington.

The Diocese requires all adult employees who have substantial contact with children to attend this seminar. St. Francis of Assisi parish will host a seminar on Sunday, August 9th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Parish Center Dining Facility. To attend this workshop you must pre-register with your full legal name. The seminar is limited to 60 people, but there are a number of seminars offered throughout the Diocese; please check availability on the VIRTUS website, www.virtus.org.

Every adult member of the parish is invited to register and attend the workshop - it is our duty as members of this community of faith to be aware of how we can support and protect all children. 

 

 
Now What? Discover: Scripture Study
Our Catholic faith tradition holds Holy Scripture (the Bible) to be a "sacred deposit" entrusted to our Church.

Now What? Discover: Scripture Study
Our Catholic faith tradition holds Holy Scripture (the Bible) to be a "sacred deposit" entrusted to our Church.

The Church as the magisterium protects the faith tradition and ensures this tradition is passed on to future generations.

Please click on the Now What? Discover banner above to learn more. 

 


 
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
If you or someone you know is considering being initiated into the Roman Catholic faith, please join us.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
If you or someone you know is considering being initiated into the Roman Catholic faith, please join us.

Please make plans to attend our first RCIA meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. This will be a great opportunity to discover more details about the program and ask questions. You may also contact Lisa Ostendorf at lostendorf@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4044, ext. 277.
 
Young Adult Ministry
We would like to invite all college aged students to join us for dinner and an opportunity to hang out together and discuss their thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, including their relationship with God.

Young Adult Ministry
We would like to invite all college aged students to join us for dinner and an opportunity to hang out together and discuss their thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, including their relationship with God.

Please join us in the Parish Center dining hall on Tuesday evenings, beginning June 16th at 7:00 pm. Brother Casey will be leading this group of 18 - 25 year old young adults, he has some great ideas for summer plans and would like input from the group as well. 

Please contact Sheila Noble in the Religious Education office, at 703.221.3127 with any questions. Bring a friend along! 

 
Our 8th Annual Francis Fest
Save the date, and save your stuff!

Our 8th Annual Francis Fest
Save the date, and save your stuff!

Our 8th Annual Francis Fest is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on the parish grounds. Great food, activities for all ages, entertainment and camaraderie guaranteed! Lots of assistance from parish members is needed to make the festival the great success it has been in past years.

*Start setting aside your unwanted treasures and extra wine for the tag sale and wine wheel. These two events are very popular and help to offset the cost of the festival. 

*Volunteer with the Francis Fest Committee. Our first planning meeting will be held on July 19th from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the St. Catherine Room.

*Need further information? Please call Maureen Deutermann, 703.203.2752. 

 
Happy Retirement
Happy Retirement
Happy Retirement After 23 years of service to St. Francis of Assisi parish, Anne Tunney is retiring. Please come by the Parish Center Dining Hall on August 2nd after the 5:30 pm Mass to wish Anne well as she starts another chapter in her life's journey.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry It is not the load that breaks you down, it is the way you carry it - C.S. Lewis. In Stephen Ministry we learn and work with load vs. burden. A caring Stephen Minister is always available to help you discern how you carry yours. Please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312 and then press 4 to get started carrying life's load easier. 
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey
Follow Br. Casey on his Franciscan Journey Follow Br. Casey's Journey as a Franciscan

Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. is sharing what it is like to be a Franciscan friar in the 21st century through his blog and new YouTube channel.

Follow Br. Casey Cole, O.F.M. as he discusses a wide range of topics, reflecting on the Church and spirituality, as well as society and culture. His purpose is to share the experience of joining religious life today and promoting vocations to the priesthood. In his narratives and videos, he will be describing the life of a Franciscan friar in the 21st century.

Follow Br. Casey by visiting his blog: http://breakinginthehabit.org and his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDcdVPVsJRxAVKq4vY0NYeg
St. Francis of Assisi School
St. Francis of Assisi School
St. Francis of Assisi School St. Francis of Assisi School has several openings available in our Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade classes for the 2015 -2016 school year. Our Kindergarten has always been a full day program with a strong curriculum and a stimulating environment. Spanish, Music, PE, Health, Art and Technology are all part of the K through 8 curriculum. Band is offered from grades 4th - 8th as are sports. All teachers are Virginia certified and assisting teachers have degrees. Please call the school office for more information at 703.221.3868.
RCIA Sponsors Needed
RCIA Sponsors Needed
RCIA Sponsors Needed Sponsoring a RCIA Candidate / Catechumen is a unique opportunity to share your faith. If you are a confirmed Catholic and are interested in sharing the journey with an adult seeking full initiation, please contact Lisa Ostendorf at lostendorf@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4044, ext. 277.
Be a Catechist
Be a Catechist
Be a Catechist Be a Catechist! We are in need of Catechists for grades 1st - 8th for our Religious Education Program. Please volunteer for this wonderful ministry. No experience is necessary, training will be provided and ongoing support will be available. For more information, please contact Marianne Hayes, DRE at 703.221.3127 or recoor@stfrncis.org.
Celebrate Labor Day
Celebrate Labor Day
Celebrate Labor Day We will celebrate Labor Day here in the parish with a BBQ at Locust Shade Park on Monday, September 7th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, with a prayer service at 12 noon. Details will follow in future bulletins. This will be a great time to come together in fellowship and fun. Please reserve the date with your family and friends!

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